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In the First Letter to the Thessalonians, St. Paul writes, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Why is Lent 40 Days?
Question: Why is Lent 40 days?

We know that Lent is a season of preparation; a time to pray, fast, and give alms in order to ready our hearts for Easter. However, you might be wondering—why is Lent forty days?

“Now I come here every week and I love it. And when I can’t get to Mass, I turn on the TV and watch it.”
CatholicTV Webathon Novena: Day 1

"A year ago I had brain surgery and then I suffered a stroke. All the prayers from CatholicTV kept me going and gave me strength and hope." - Edie Gabor, Peterborough, ON, Canada
CatholicTV Webathon Novena: Day 2
"It has brought me closer to our dear Lord." - Bill Gunville, East Weymouth, MA
CatholicTV Webathon Novena: Day 3

"CatholicTV was one of Catherine's favorite charities...I want to donate so the Mass will continue." - Elmer Goreczny, South Boston, MA
CatholicTV Webathon Novena: Day 4

"I know by the way you are impacting my life that you're also impacting others' lives." - Rodgers Onyago, Houston, TX
CatholicTV Webathon Novena: Day 5

"It gives me something to look forward to." - Bob Perruzzi, Watertown, MA
CatholicTV Webathon Novena: Day 6